Auburn sets record with 56 points in first half of the Music City Bowl against Purdue

Everything went right for Auburn in the first half of the Music City Bowl. Everything went wrong for Purdue. The result was a record-setting first 30 minutes for the Tigers.

Auburn set a bowl record by scoring 56 points before halftime and led the Boilermakers 56-7 at intermission. 

Jarrett Stidham, playing in his final game for the Tigers, was 13-for-18 passing for 334 yards in the first half. Darrius Slaton caught three of those passes for 160 and three touchdowns. 

Auburn scored a touchdown on each of its seven first-half possessions and averaged 11 yards per play. The Tigers defense also added a score with 20-yard interception return by Big Kat Bryant.

Purdue could manage just one score in the first half on a Rondale Moore run.

An early touchdown in the second half gave Auburn the SEC record for points in a bowl game with 63. Alabama held the previous mark with 61 points against Syracuse in the 1953 Orange Bowl.

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